Why Cuts Would Jeopardize Future of Pell GrantsJuly 20, 2017 | :
by By Allie Bidwell
Each year, millions of low-income college students depend on funds from the Pell Grant program to help them pay for college. But inconsistent funding over time, coupled with threats in upcoming budget proposals are putting the future of the program on shaky ground, according to a new policy brief.
The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) claims in the brief that maintaining “continued, stable funding” for the program should be a focus for policies addressing poverty.